Monday, February 13, 2012


Rebecca Mercier Vargas

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2012) – Appellate attorney Rebecca Mercier Vargas, Partner at West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. The Legal Aid Society was founded in 1949 with a mission of providing equal access to the judicial system to the disadvantaged living in Palm Beach County.

“The Legal Aid Society is such a valuable resource in our community and I am honored to take an active role in the important programs provided by this esteemed organization,” says Vargas.  “I look forward to the opportunity to work with other like-minded professionals in our efforts to enhance opportunities for disadvantaged citizens in Palm Beach County.”

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County is recognized as a growing and dynamic organization that personalizes the human and social needs within the legal framework.  Services extend far beyond dispensing free legal advice and include diverse programs providing direct legal representation and advocacy for: foster, orphaned, and developmentally challenged children; elderly citizens; victims of domestic violence and their families; abandoned immigrant children; individuals suffering from chronic and disabling illnesses and conditions;  and much more.

“The Board of Directors and staff of the Legal Aid Society are extremely excited to have an attorney of Rebecca’s caliber joining our organization’s governing body,” states Robert A. Bertish, Executive Director of Legal Aid Society.  “Her legal skills, professionalism and commitment to serving the disadvantaged children, families, elders and individuals in our community has been demonstrated over the years by her many hours of pro bono service to Legal Aid clients and her continued support of all Legal Aid’s community and outreach events.”

Jane Kreusler-Walsh, the owner of Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas, past president of the Board of Directors and current member of the Board of Trustees, says “Rebecca will continue the legacy of our firm’s commitment to ensuring justice for all.”

At Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas, Vargas has handled several appeals for Legal Aid Society’s Foster Children’s Project.  Vargas focuses her legal practice on appeals and litigation support and she has been certified as a specialist in appellate law by the Florida Bar Board of Governors.  She holds an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as an Up and Coming Attorney in Florida Appellate Litigation by the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2010.

Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas is a preeminent boutique appellate law firm in Florida, specializing in appeals and litigation support at all levels of Florida state and federal courts.  The firm’s extensive experience has led to numerous significant results in Florida law.  Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas’ areas of practice include: complex commercial, medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, class action, securities, family law, probate and trust, insurance and real estate.  For more information, visit

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About Kreusler-Walsh Compiani & Vargas
Kreusler-Walsh Compiani & Vargas is a Florida boutique appellate law firm specializing in appeals and litigation support at state and federal levels.  The firm has three Board Certified, Martindalle-Hubbell AV-rated attorneys with more than 500 reported decisions.  Based in West Palm Beach, Fla., Kreusler-Walsh Compiani & Vargas practices in the areas of complex commercial, medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, class action, securities, family law, probate and trust, insurance and real estate. For more information, visit
Location: West Palm Beach, FL, USA


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